Unfortunate Emigrants: Narratives of the Donner Party

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Kristin Johnson
Utah State University Press, 1996 - History - 317 pages
4 Reviews
both human weakness and the forces of nature played a role. The story has been told many times and in many ways over the past 150 years until it has become something of an icon in American culture. On the other hand, professional historians have generally dealt with the subject only in the context of works on larger aspects of the westward movement. In the broader historical perspective, the disaster is of minor significance - it had little effect on subsequent events.

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User Review  - Keith Slade - Goodreads

Good collection of primary accounts about the 1846 Donner expedition and tragedy. Kristin Johnson is a co-worker at my library. Read full review

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User Review  - Kathy - Goodreads

This book covers the experiences of the ill-fated Donner Party. It was chilling, sad, horrifying, and eye-opening. Would highly recommend it as well-documented and very readable. Not fiction! Would you have done what they had to do to survive? Read full review

Contents

From Oregon and California in 1848
14
Lilburn W Boggs
121
From Los Gringos
134
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